Abstract Art & Santos Shelton: An Artistic Journey

Abstract Art & Santos Shelton: An Artistic Journey

I am thrilled to engage in a captivating conversation with our next guest, an extraordinary multi-faceted creator who has established a profound impact in the realm of art and self-expression. He creates abstract art using bold colors, shapes, and textures. Please welcome Santos Shelton!

Join us as we discuss:

  • An inspiring podcast episode that delves into the creative world of Santos Shelton, an artist whose love for anime and comic books ignited his passion for art.
  • How art serves as a therapeutic outlet for Santos, providing him with a powerful medium to express his emotions and life experiences.
  • Discover the captivating elements of storytelling and vibrant colors in Santos' abstract art, where he skillfully conveys emotions and establishes a profound connection with viewers.
  • Explore the essence of Santos' creative process, where he emphasizes the significance of taking breaks and finding a delicate balance between work and self-care to fuel his artistic endeavors.
  • How Santos draws inspiration from his lived experiences in the Bay Area, leading us on a journey through his art that explores thought-provoking themes of race, class, and gentrification.

We invite you to join us in an enthralling conversation, where we delve deep into the wellsprings of inspiration, the impactful influences, and the fascinating creative process that breathes life into Santos Shelton's enchanting and emotive artwork.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Santos Shelton
Santos Shelton
Santos Shelton is an artist based in Oakland, CA. he is a self-taught artist with a degree in graphic design and has been exhibiting works since 2003 He uses bold colors, shapes, and textures tempered with abstract expressive movement to create emotion in his work. Illustrative influences and add a deeper and personal touch to bring his universe to life while using the power of story-telling to convey his intent and message. He believes in communicating an idea through these various mediums to allow the viewer not just a moment of reflection in their own life, but to come to their own conclusions and understanding about what the work means.